Custom moves are a feature exclusive to Super Smash Bros. 4. Every character (minus DLC fighters Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta) has access to two custom versions of each of their special moves. Custom moves are permitted in Smash 4 amiibo tournaments, and several of them are considered essential to certain characters’ success.
The most notable custom move is Thunder Burst, Pikachu’s custom down special. Thunder Burst single-handedly carried Pikachu’s results in Smash 4, as a well-trained Pikachu Figure Player used only Thunder Burst. Other notable examples of custom moves include Pac-Man’s Dire Hydrant (which helped prevent the AI from overusing its down special), Villager’s Timber Counter, and Mario’s Gust Cape. Custom moves did not return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (with the exception of the Mii Fighters).
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